Bideford Massed Pipes & Drums – September 2017
A great weekend taking part in the Bideford Massed Pipes & Drums.
Three of our band members attended this event in Oct 2017. We were fortunate to link up with the very friendly and accommodating City of Bristol Pipes and Drums.
The format of the weekend was very well put together. We met on the Friday evening for a ceilidh, which was well attended by the other bands.
Saturday was free time in Bideford, forming up as a massed band late afternoon. A well organised rehearsal was followed by a short carnival procession and the highlight of the evening where the Massed Pipes and Drums performed a march past along Bideford Quay.
We were very well looked after by the organiser, Mike Harper, and his team, being fed and watered at regular intervals. This was a great event and an excellent opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones.
After this initial visit, we are sure that this event will become a firm favourite in the band calendar.
See more about this great event here http://www.bidefordmassedbands.co.uk/